Your pictures of Scotland: 7-14 July

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 7 and 14 July. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics

Heart in the sky at the Kelpies Image copyright Margaret Douglas
Image caption Stunt planes left a heart trail in the sky when the Queen visited the Kelpies, said Margaret Douglas. "They put on a great show," she added.
Gerry Lee's son, Ross, fishing on a beach near Troon. Image copyright Gerry Lee
Image caption Ten-year-old Ross didn't have much success when he went fishing near Troon but he loved every minute of it, said his dad, Gerry Lee.
Disney Magic leaving the port of Invergordon tonight. Image copyright Catherine MacKinnon
Image caption It's cruise ship season at Invergordon. Catherine MacKinnon took this picture of the Disney Magic leaving the port on Friday night.
Loch Etive in the sunshine Image copyright Barbara Macfarlane
Image caption Loch Etive looks stunning in the summer sunshine. Barbara Macfarlane, of Connel, took this picture.
Red Kite Image copyright Allan Donaldson
Image caption This was one of many Red Kites that Allan Donaldson spotted at Bellymack Hill Farm at Laurieston, near Castle Douglas.
Cycle at passing place at Vatersay Image copyright Fiona Mavor
Image caption Fiona Mavor pulled over to admire the view during a cycle ride in beautiful Vatersay.
Inverarary Castle Image copyright Emma Smith
Image caption It was Emma Smith's first time visiting Inveraray Castle this week. She said she felt like she was in a fairytale.
the Mirror Man on Loch Earn, St Fillans. Image copyright Alex Grant
Image caption Alex Grant, from Edinburgh, made the right decision to get up early for a walk to see the 'Mirror Man' on Loch Earn at St Fillans.
Anster Haddies running club at West Sands, St Andrews Image copyright Pamela Cruickshanks
Image caption Anster Haddies running club were at West Sands, St Andrews, to celebrate the start of their Tour of Fife , where they competed in five races in five days.
Farmers silaging near Lilliesleaf Image copyright Curtis Welsh
Image caption This is a familiar sight across Scotland just now - Curtis Welsh spotted these farmers silaging near Lilliesleaf in the Scottish Borders.
Swan eating bread at Culzean castle Image copyright Stewart Priest
Image caption This swan was feeding on some bread thrown to it at Culzean Castle and Country Park. The photo was taken by Stewart Priest, of Clydebank.
Hammer throwing at the Alva Highland Games Image copyright Ian Stewart
Image caption Ian Stewart sent us this picture from the 161st Alva Highland Games. He said there were "massive crowds and a great atmosphere".
Sun's rays through the clouds as Coran ferry takes detour Image copyright Richard Tod
Image caption The Corran ferry had to take a detour due to bad weather but it gave Richard Tod the opportunity to get this stunning photograph.
Velma and Bertie enjoying the sunset on Barassie beach, Troon Image copyright Jill O'Sullivan
Image caption Velma and Bertie look like they've had a good time on Barassie beach near Troon. Jill O'Sullivan took this picture.
Puffin on Fidra Island near North Berwick Image copyright Craig Coventry
Image caption What a mouthful! Craig Coventry took this picture of a puffin on Fidra Island, near North Berwick.
Sunset in Glasgow Image copyright Lawrie Mcinally
Image caption Lawrie Mcinally took this striking photograph of a sunset over a rainy Glsagow.
Sunset taken tonight of the sun setting over Stonehouse. Image copyright Andrew McKinlay, Stonehouse
Image caption This sunset over Stonehouse was captured by Andrew McKinlay, who lives in the South Lanarkshire village.

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